Former Clemson DC Kevin Steele in line for administrative post at LSU

LSU-focused website says details being worked out for Steele to rejoin long-time friend John Chavis

Clemson defensive coordinator Kevin Steele reacts after West Virginia's Tavon Austin scored a touchdown in the first quarter Wednesday.

Clemson defensive coordinator Kevin Steele reacts after West Virginia's Tavon Austin scored a touchdown in the first quarter Wednesday.

Former Clemson defensive coordinator Kevin Steele is joining the football coaching staff at LSU in an administrative capacity, according to a website covering LSU athletics.

TigerBait.com, a Rivals-affiliated site, reports that LSU officials are still working out the details of Steele's new job.

Steele and Dabo Swinney parted company by mutual agreement after West Virginia steamrolled the Tigers 70-33 in the Orange Bowl. Swinney subsequently hired Oklahoma's Brent Venables as Clemson's new defensive coordinator.

Steele played at Tennessee and began his coaching career there in 1982. Since then he’s coached at New Mexico State, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Nebraska, the Carolina Panthers of the NFL, Baylor, Florida State, Alabama and at Clemson. He was head coach at Baylor and was defensive coordinator at both Alabama and Clemson, and in 2010 turned down a chance to return to Tennessee for the third time under coach Derek Dooley.

As a player at Tennessee, Steele was a teammate of LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis, a long-time friend and fellow South Carolina native.

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